Switzerland may be famous for its soaring mountains and superlative skiing, but another peak experience can be found just a stone’s throw from the shores of beautiful Lake Zurich. The city’s only international five-star luxury hotel, the stylish Park Hyatt Zurich is celebrating a decade of contemporary architecture, interior design and award- winning hospitality since it opened to critical acclaim in the fall of 2004.

“Our aim is to take the hotel forward with exactly the same passion, innovative spirit and elegant style as we have for the last 10 years,” says general manager Jan Peter van der Ree.

Designed by the renowned Zurich-based firm of Meili Peter Architekten, with understated yet stylish interiors by the global Hirsch Bedner Associates, the 142-room hotel is a subtle yet successful testament to Swiss innovation and creativity.

Art and nature are two central design themes with 91 pieces of modern art on view throughout the hotel, complemented by elements of forest greenery and an abundance of glass and natural light.

Nowhere is this more evident than in the hotel’s main lobby where a vast mural by the late American artist Sol LeWitt, painted specifically for the foyer, is offset by a striking bamboo garden separating the reception from the sophisticated Lobby Lounge.

Park Hyatt Zurich’s bold and vibrant restaurant, parkhuus, features a centerpiece show kitchen and two-story wine library, showcasing more than 3,000 fine wines, which is illuminated at night by an eye-catching Ingo Maurer chandelier.

Iridescent copper mesh panels separate parkhuus from the ultra-chic ONYX bar, where hand-blown Murano glass bottles catch the light from the glowing backlit bar top.

The “urban forest” theme continues in the guest rooms and suites where the use of natural materials and textures, organic color palettes and a signature leaf motif create an aura of understated elegance.

Blending home comforts with smart technology, the rooms and suites feature oversized bathrooms with deep soaking baths, rain showers and sliding partitions to integrate the two rooms.

Further pampering awaits in the Club Olympus Spa on the hotel’s mezzanine level, offering health and beauty treatments, a sauna, steam rooms and a well-equipped gym.

Located at 21 Beethoven-Strasse, surrounded by the city’s major financial houses and close to the boutiques of Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich and the beautiful Altstadt (Old Town), Park Hyatt Zurich is ideal for both corporate and leisure travelers. zurich.park.hyatt.com.

Image Credits: Photo courtesy of Park Hyatt Zurich.